Congratulations to Kellie of Coes Creek who was the lucky Coast News member to have their name pulled out of the hat to attend 'Passion, Entrepreneurship and the Rebirth of Local Economies' for free courtesy of the Noosa Institute for Socio-Economic Research (NISER) to hear the inspiring words of the world renowned Dr Sirolli. Better luck next to all of your entered, stay tuned for future 'Coast News' Giveaways...
An inspirational day with economic development authority Dr Ernesto Sirolli
Monday March 12th 2007 • Noosa Blue Resort,Noosa (Australia)
How do you nurture the entrepreneurial spirit in communities in regional areas and including disadvantaged groups such as the young, unemployed, indigenous and women re-entering the workforce
What can you do to inspire bottom-up economic development in local communities?
What are the alternatives to 'programmes', 'initiatives' and 'one-size-fits-all' business support offerings, that you can apply in your local community?
As policy makers and civic leaders all over the world have discovered, nobody has done more to engage with, and provide answers to, these questions than Ernesto Sirolli. Dr Sirolli has worked all over the world, helping communities turn their dreams into successful businesses. NISER (Noosa Institute for Socio-Economic Research) has invited Dr Sirolli to share his vision with Australian communities.
What will you learn?
The day will be quite different from run-of-the-mill conferences, comprising sessions from Dr Sirolli interspersed with Q&A. This is your chance to debate some of the 21st century's most powerful ideas for local economic regeneration with their originator. Dr Sirolli will introduce the key elements and principles upon which his Institute's work is based and will answer the following questions:
• How do you create an environment which allows the maximum number of people to come forward and ask for help with their dreams?
• When they come, what do you tell them?
• How do you ensure that confidentiality is maintained?
• How do you avoid issues of dependency?
• How do you avoid issues of liability?
• What is the difference between business advice and management advice?
• How does responsive work with entrepreneurs interact with existing programmes and initiatives?
• What is the most important piece of advice that can be offered to an entrepreneur?
• How does the Sirolli Institute work with communities to support entrepreneurs?
Why you should attend
As a participant in this highly interactive day, you will:
• Understand the value of responsiveness as a principal for practice
• See the benefits of proper management for start-ups
• Gain insights into the Sirolli Method and the Trinity of Management®
• Identify where responsiveness complements strategic work
• Increase your understanding of the fundamental importance of local intelligence to a healthy economy
• Make changes to the way you approach and view entrepreneurs
• Improve advice that is offered to entrepreneurs
• Enhance the effectiveness of your existing services by integrating Sirolli principles
• Boost the role of citizens in a healthy local economy
About Ernesto Sirolli
Italian-born Ernesto Sirolli has worked for over 25 years in Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Canada in local economic development. In 1984, he pioneered a novel approach to local development, based on facilitating the transformation of good ideas into viable businesses.
Dr Sirolli passionately challenges conventional economic development with Enterprise Facilitation, which continues to attract international attention for its dramatic departure from the conventional approaches adopted in development, and its strong focus on a grassroots, person-centred approach.
Founder of the Sirolli Institute and author of Ripples From the Zambezi, a chronological history of Enterprise Facilitation, Ernesto Sirolli engages audiences with his profound message of hope.
The Sirolli Institute is dedicated to teaching civic leaders how to effectively transform individual passion and community activism into rewarding and sustainable local businesses.
Since 1985, the Sirolli Institute has demonstrated that the provision of caring, competent, dedicated advice and support to entrepreneurs is as important as the development of physical infrastructures to the development of a stable and successful economy.
Using the Sirolli Method and the Trinity of Management®, communities around the world have unlocked their own local capacity for economic and community growth.
The Enterprise Facilitation® concept was pioneered in Esperance Western Australia in 1984. Mr. Barrie Stearne who has contributed to the success of the program as a volunteer since inception states: "We are proud to say almost 800 businesses - or 60 per cent of the entrepreneurs we met - are still running successful, sustainable operations and have contributed more than $190 million in revenue to the local economy, We have averaged almost 40 new business start ups a year consistently in the last 20 years, which is quite a track record given Esperance has a population of just 13,500 people."
Who are we inviting?
Those who will benefit from attending this conference include:
• National, regional and local policy makers
• Decision makers at regional/sub-regional/local level
• People working on economic development projects
• Anyone interested in working in partnership to help support local community development and enterprise
• Housing associations, regeneration agencies, academics and Government Departments
• People who believe that their communities deserve a more vibrant entrepreneurial business base
• Employment Service Providers
• Small Business Enterprise Centres